Mynatt Fountain City Funeral Home
Knoxville – Judy Anne Bolden Koontz, 71, of Knoxville, TN, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 19, 2021. The family is deeply saddened by her passing.
Born on October 25, 1950, he attended South High School and lived in Knoxville for most of his life.
Judy was loved by everyone who knew her. She lit up a room, not just with her sweet loving personality, but with her shoes that lit up or maybe it was a shirt or necklace that lit up. No one knew what to expect, but one thing is for sure: He loved all things shiny and shiny, just like his personality. She was a girl at heart.
She would say things like, “When I grow up I want to …”. He had “treasure boxes” filled with all kinds of laser pointers, pocket knives, novelty lighters, and many other “gadgets.” Your children and grandchildren remember spending many hours of their childhood worshiping these treasures. She still had them to share. She was a very generous person and would always help whoever she could.
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He loved motorcycles all his life. She had one until years ago. He would still have had one if his health had allowed him to. In his youth, he went to school to repair small gas engines. He worked at Sears repairing small gas engines, but eventually moved into the warehouse. He had many talents. She was a great artist and loved to draw and do crafts of all kinds. He could play almost any instrumentation by ear. Some of his favorite instruments were the clarinet, organ, harmonica, and guitar. He rarely sang karaoke. He would join his family and friends for karaoke most weekends. It was a real treat when she honored everyone with a song and her shy smile. Everyone will miss her forever.
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Judy always wanted to travel the world. Those who really knew her know that she is flying high on a motorcycle doing just that while caring for her loved ones. He is survived by his three children, Nancy Koontz, Christie Reagan (Lee), Michael Koontz (Heather); grandchildren, Sarah Oliver, Zach Koontz (Alieja), Maia Koontz, Brandon Barnhardt, Katie Koontz, Brooks Locke; great-grandson, Carlin Ray Michael Koontz; sister; Debbie Sharp (Steve); Brother Kris Draper, the children’s brother Eric Koontz (Christina) and the children; Liam, Emma and Kadin.
Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Draper, her father, James H. Bolden
(Daphne), sister, Janet Dykes
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The family will host a Celebration of Life on Thursday, December 30, 2121 at the Holiday Inn West Cedar Bluff at 6:00 pm. M. There will be finger food and karaoke. The music is presented by a friend, Junior Whitehead (Jr’s Karaoke). Everyone is encouraged to wear anything with bright colors, sparkles, and highlights. Light bars will be provided. Whoever shines the brightest will be rewarded. Everyone is welcome to speak or sing a song in his honor if they wish. If you plan to send flowers, the delivery date must be 12/30/2021 to the Holiday Inn Knoxville West in Cedar Bluff at 9134 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923.
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C / o: Miriah Edwards-Judy Koontz Life Celebration
Published online December 30, 2021
Posted in Knoxville News Sentinel